Mon 12-03-2018 15:20 PM
DUBAI, 12th March, 2018 (WAM) — Dubai Culture has announced the launch of ‘Dubai Reads’, a Dubai Public Library cultural programme that includes seven initiatives and targets various age groups within the community.
The programme will be open to all citizens and residents, reflecting Dubai Culture’s mission to strengthen the literature sector and promote a culture of reading in line with the National Reading Strategy 2026.
The seven initiatives focus on creating the appropriate cultural and scientific environment for developing innovation and scientific research skills among students, and spreading a healthy reading habit across the community.
Dr. Hissa bin Masood, Director of Dubai Public Library at Dubai Culture, said, “We are pleased to announce ‘Dubai Reads’ based on our belief in the impact of libraries and their leading role in transforming the UAE into a reading community. We can achieve this goal by providing reading-focused initiatives, promoting reading among the community, and instilling a love of reading in children. We hope to have a strong and long lasting impression on children and their parents.”
The programme’s activities are spread throughout Dubai and also include the ‘Partners’ initiative, from January to December 2018 which includes organising a variety of reading events and activities in partnership with various departments and institutions in the Emirate throughout the year. Partners include hospitals, Dubai Airports and other institutions, allowing the Authority to set up dedicated reading corners for visitors in waiting areas to spread a culture of reading across the Emirate.
The Dubai Public Library network includes eight libraries for adults and another seven for children.
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